Help, I entered an obstacle run and I hate running
August 18, 2013 3:33 AM Subscribe
So I entered this mud race
this morning, kind of on a whim after a friend told me she entered. I was going to do the 12k with friends, but it was full, so I'm doing the 6k by myself. I'm really concerned about the running part because I hate
running with a venomous passion.
posted by nerdfish to health & fitness (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My strength is pretty good - I'm still doing CrossFit* 3-4 times a week and I'm snatching around 30-35kg for 5s, deadlifting 75-80 for 5s, and I've graduated to the black band for kipping pullups - but my grip strength is kind of appalling and I'm notoriously scared of overhead and front squats. Despite my best foam roller and lacrosse balls efforts I still get intense DOMs after each work out, which doesn't exactly inspire me to lace up my running shoes.
I think this will be good for me to confront my hatred of running, so here is my question: how should I approach training? I have 5 weeks because I am an idiot. I've tried couch to 5k a few times but didn't find it too inspiring. Bonus points for advice on how to deal with painful DOMs and red, puffy, uncooperative knees.
* readers of my previous Ask about my gym will be disappointed to know that I'm still going to that box during the week, but I'm training elsewhere on weekends.